Emerging Issues in Paternity Establishment: Symposium Summary. Summary

09/17/2007

The symposium discussion with rich and wide-ranging, identifying many areas for further inquiry. The most important questions were around the magnitude of the paternity disestablishment problem and the context in which the issue arises. It would be similarly helpful to catalogue further federal and state laws policy and procedures on how a father is legally identified. Finally, research on child well being and the impact of parental disruptionВ  due to paternity disestablishment, termination of parental rights, adoption disruption, or other child welfare activitiesВ  could be expanded and shared across programs and academic disciplines.

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